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According to a research which was published in the year 2008, smoking is killing nearly a million people a year in India, exacting a higher toll than previously thought, but allied problems are often different to those seen in the West.

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows Indian smokers prefer traditional leaf-wrapped, hand-rolled “beedis” to manufactured filter brands, and are more likely to die of tuberculosis than cancer; and,they almost never quit.”The extreme risks from smoking that we found surprised us, as smokers in India start at a later age than those in Europe or America and smoke less,” said lead author Prabhat Jha of the Toronto-based Centre for Global Health Research.He said the study was prompted by a lack of research into the nature of smoking in India and other developing countries.

The results are partly explained by the fact that, unlike in the West, many people in India are infected with asymptomatic tuberculosis. Smoking can cause enough damage to the lungs that the latent infection can no longer be contained, researchers said.As a result, tuberculosis is the most common cause of smoking-related deaths among Indian men. Also, smoking has a very harmful effect on the reproductive organs.

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Around 120 million people smoke in India, most of them men, according to the study. Indian health authority’s plan to print grisly images of tobacco-related diseases on packets of cigarettes and beedis didnt seem to be effective at all.

The study said that more than half of Indian smokers are illiterate and only 2 percent ever quit – and mostly only because they are too sick to continue.

The research involved tracking deaths between 2001 and 2003 in more than a million homes across India chosen to be nationally representative of the population.Researchers arrived at their results by comparing the smoking history of 74,000 Indians who had recently died with 78,000 living Indians.

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